Pitney Bowes Inc. has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to participate in a new cargo screening program at its international mail services facilities.
The company’s Certified Cargo Screening Facilities will utilize advanced scanning technology and certified mail security personnel to help international mailers expedite their mail and packages safely and on time to their destination. This initiative will also help e-retailers shipping cross-border goods reach customers more efficiently around the world.
According to the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, 100 percent of cargo must be screened before being transported on passenger aircraft by August 2010. This requires all cargo to be screened at the piece level by TSA-approved methods prior to being loaded on a passenger aircraft. The initiative is vital for helping to ensure the security in the air cargo supply chain and is making it safer to transport mail and packages on passenger aircraft.
The Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) was developed by the TSA to allow screening of cargo early in the air cargo supply chain by a trusted, vetted, and audited facility. The CCSP program helps establish the integrity of a shipment through enhanced physical and security standards at Certified Cargo Screening Facilities. It also maintains the integrity of a shipment throughout the supply chain by utilizing stringent chain of custody methods.
To help educate mailers about the upcoming screening mandates, Pitney Bowes is hosting Webinars, sessions at key industry trade shows and online discussion forums.